Supreme Court Let States Tax Online Shopping

Supreme Court closes online sales tax loophole

US States can now require sales tax on all online purchases from Amazon, eBay, and more

If you have a million residents buying stuff online, you're not going to chase a million people.

States will be able to force shoppers to pay sales tax when they make online purchases under a Supreme Court decision Thursday, June 21, that will leave shoppers with lighter wallets but is a big win for states.

Shares of Amazon and other online retailers fell Thursday morning after the Supreme Court ruled that states could require tax collection on digital sales.

In a statement by Rauschenberger, there will be criteria businesses have to meet before they are required to collect sales tax for the state. In preparation, state lawmakers included language in this' year's budget bills that would let the legislature move forward quickly in collecting sales tax from more online purchases. 2514), which provides that a seller is considered to be doing business in the State and subject to our General Excise Tax if the seller has $100,000 in sales or more than 200 transactions in the current or immediately preceding taxable year.

"The Trump Store has been a clear victor under what the court just labeled 'a judicially created tax shelter, '" Davis said. Retailers including Apple, Macy's, Target and Walmart, which have brick-and-mortar stores nationwide, generally collect sales tax from their customers who buy online. I mean you've got the folks that have made the investment to build a facility and employ local people.

"Not only that, but those local merchants are the ones who make contributions to the Red Cross, to Little League baseball, the Girl Scouts and all of those contributions that really make a community".

Major online retailers' stock prices dropped.

In Oklahoma and in Norman, the biggest online retailer, Amazon, was already voluntarily remitting sales tax which comes to the city from the Oklahoma Tax Commission as a use tax.

The state government also is expected to receive hundreds of millions of dollars through online sales tax, according to estimates from Georgia State University's Fiscal Research Center.

The National Retail Federation trade group has hailed the Supreme Court's sales tax decision as a "major victory".

The ruling also concerns some small business advocates, who see it as government interference in business. "I suspect that we will be hearing from SD shortly on this point". "We do have a mechanism in place in Tennessee that we can begin collecting sales tax", Hawk said. "I expect we will see both new legislation and additional legal challenges over the next few years".

"If this creates an opportunity to lower a tax somewhere else, we need to look at these possibilities, as well".

"It is going to squash the entrepreneurship, I just can not stress that enough", Christy Keyon, who owns Bird and Bean Coffee House and Naomi and Olive Gift shop said. The Government Accountability Office estimated that state and local governments could have collected between $8 billion and $13 billion in sales taxes in 2017 "if states were given authority to require sales tax collection from all remote sellers".

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